BREAKING NEWS...Tesco decision will not be called-in

THE planning application for construction of a new Tesco superstore in Scarborough has not been called-in for examination by the Secretary of State, it has been announced.

The scheme was granted planning permission by Scarborough Council’s planning committee at a meeting in December, following which the application had to be referred to the Secretary of State in order to allow him to consider whether to call it in for his own determination.

But it has now been confirmed that the application does not need to be called-in as “the proposals do not involve a conflict with national policies on important matters nor have significant effects beyond their immediate locality, give rise to substantial regional or national controversy, raise significant architectural and urban design issues”.

The next step is for Tesco to apply for a road closure of Trafalgar Street West.

Full details of this story will be in Wednesday’s Evening News.